The Halloween Apocalypse 🐶 Discussion & Review Podcast | Doctor Who: Flux

Strange new structures, new production logistics, the ‘too early to judge’ argument, accents, stakes, Liverpool, meta foreknowledge, new companion dynamics, & more!

Neo
Ingiga
Broken Mirrors

TIMECODES:

00:00:00 Intro
00:02:04 What we liked
00:05:32 Structure of the episode
00:12:24 Segments of the episode
00:22:19 Exciting or deflating?
00:30:18 Production logistics
00:40:26 ‘It’s too early to judge’
00:48:59 Accents
00:55:02 Karvanista and the Lopari
01:00:51 The Weeping Angel scene
01:07:43 Thirteen & Yaz
01:14:07 RTD and the future
01:17:50 Irrationality & outro

SOURCES:

“Introducing John Bishop | Doctor Who: Series 13.” YouTube, uploaded by Doctor Who, 1 Jan. 2021, https://youtu.be/hlNIbyS3bsA

“Series 13 Trailer | Doctor Who.” YouTube, uploaded by Doctor Who, 25 July 2021, https://youtu.be/pNb51OwYO6M

“The Flux is Coming… | Doctor Who.” YouTube, uploaded by Doctor Who, 9 Oct. 2021, https://youtu.be/NlVyV5ylNcU

“Doctor Who: Flux | Official Trailer | Doctor Who.” YouTube, uploaded by Doctor Who, 15 Oct. 2021, https://youtu.be/xDUvFdGu6JE

Methven, Nicola. “Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker quits after three years as Time Lord.” The Mirror, 3 Jan. 2021, https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/doctor-who-star-jodie-whittaker-23255685

Kirkley, Paul. @prkirkley. “Didn’t have space for this…” Twitter, 22 Jan. 2021, https://twitter.com/prkirkley/status/1352578909259390976

McLennan, Patrick. “Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall confirms season 13 will be three episodes shorter than usual.” Radio Times, 11 Nov. 2020, https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/sci-fi/doctor-who-chris-chibnall-cuts-news/

“Doctor Who | Comic-Con@Home 2021.” YouTube, uploaded by Comic-Con International, 26 July 2021, https://youtu.be/QzDthngLyDU

Moffat, Steven. @stevenwmoffat. “Ahh, it breaks my heart…” Instagram, 30 July 2021, https://www.instagram.com/p/CR8f3qMMh-M

“Russell T Davies to return as Doctor Who showrunner.” BBC Media Centre, 24 Sep. 2021, https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/2021/russell-t-davies-doctor-who-showrunner

Chibnall, Chris. “Serial Thriller.” Doctor Who Magazine, vol. 570, 14 Oct. 2021, pp. 14-19.

Davies, Russell T, and Benjamin Cook. The Writer’s Tale – The Final Chapter. BBC Books, 2010, p. 679.

“BBC Responds to “The Timeless Children” Canon Complaints.” Doctor Who TV, 6 March 2020, https://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/bbc-responds-to-the-timeless-children-canon-complaints-93292.htm

Bates, Philip. “Ed Hime to Script Doctor Who Series 13 Episode.” The Doctor Who Companion, 13 April 2020, https://thedoctorwhocompanion.com/2020/04/13/ed-hime-to-script-doctor-who-series-13-episode/

Doctor Who Production News. @DoctorWhoPN. “Doctor Who Series 12 writer…” Twitter, 15 Nov. 2019, https://twitter.com/doctorwhopn/status/1195295336383864834

Kanter, Jake. “‘Fleabag’ Heads To Japan; ‘Doctor Who’ Boards New Writer Scheme; UKTV Acquires ‘The Gulf’ — Global Briefs.” Deadline, 3 Dec. 2021, https://deadline.com/2019/12/fleabag-heads-to-japan-global-briefs-1202799076/

Bates, Philip. “Matt Strevens: “Now Is the Time to Come on Board With Doctor Who”.” The Doctor Who Companion, 31 Oct. 2021, https://thedoctorwhocompanion.com/2021/10/31/matt-strevens-now-is-the-time-to-come-on-board-with-doctor-who

Chibnall, Chris. “Doctor Who: Flux’s cast and creators tease series 13.” BBC Media Centre, 24 Oct. 2021, https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/doctor-who-flux

Talalay, Rachel. @rtalalay. “@scribblesscript I cannot throw stones, but how did those opening shots pass QC? Parody? After that, there were some gorgeous CGI shots. Different artists/companies/time frames? space/planets/particulates looked great, I thought.” Twitter, 1 Nov. 2021, https://twitter.com/rtalalay/status/1455200780143628290

Cornell, Paul. @Paul_Cornell. “That mattress, eh?” Twitter, 1 Nov. 2021, https://twitter.com/Paul_Cornell/status/1454924976637812737

Clean Opening Titles video from “Darkduck”, https://youtu.be/IbZdX7rzuPs

2018-2022 Doctor Who theme variation by Segun Akinola

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